Pool-at-night-with-fire-pit Even though the holidays are just around the corner, it is never too late or early to think about building a pool.  Maybe you can surprise your family this holiday with a plan to build a new pool in the spring. When thinking of building a pool, think outside the box…literally. Gone are the days of a perfectly rectangular-shaped pool. Today’s pool features some edgier design trends like beach entries and infinity edges. Simple access down steps and up ladders are making an exit so you can make more elegant entrance. Beach entries are just like they sound like — a slow wade into the pool, and a perfect place for the kids to play in shallow water. It’s a win-win for everyone! Infinity-pool-overlooking-the-ocean Infinity edges are a great way to keep them guessing. Does the pool really just “fall off a cliff” like that or not? The optical illusion is a wonderful way to extend the look of your pool into the horizon. Incorporating sun shelves into the pool design are also a great way to add a little flair. These little decks under water a great way to incorporate a shallow edge into the pool for the kids or a perfect spot for the adults to hangout and chat. To build your new pool and spa, contact The Woodlands Pool Builder, St. Croix Custom Pools for a free consultation. For more pool design tips, check out our blog or find us on facebook. St. Croix Custom Pools is a custom pool builder in Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, TX and the surrounding areas. St. Croix Custom Pools specializes in designing and building custom outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, covered patios, etc… that are turnkey and designed to look like they were part of the original structure.